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twinax interfacing

By toladipo ·
Hi guys,
Can anyone tell me if I can run a typical ethernet Lan on Twinax cabling. If not, Why?
If so, how?

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by shiny_topadm In reply to twinax interfacing

Hi, your question is interesting, in that it isn't exactly covered in any of the documentation that I could find, so here's my best (semi-educated) guess. Because of an impedance mis-match of the cable, your existing 'twinax' infrastructure will not measure up to ethernet standards. (I would guess max. bandwidth of < 3Mb/s.) You will also have problems getting the standard coaxial connectors to fit properly (strain relief, etc.). Baluns are a possibility for conversion to twisted-pair wiring, but A: each twinax cable is only one pair; B: baluns are usually used for connecting twinax hardware over twisted-pair wiring; C: probably cost $35 to $60 each. If you want to setup an ethernet LAN of any size, your best bet is new cabling that can be certified (professionally installed) to a standard. The LAST thing you want to do is spend time to troubleshoot bad wiring! In the long run, doing it right the first time saves money and headaches! Good luck with your project, hope this helps,...Will

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by toladipo In reply to twinax interfacing

Thanks man. though I was hoping for a solution and not a reason why it might not work. If theres anything else you'ld like to add feel free to mail me.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to twinax interfacing

Although it may run, it wouldnot be an outstanding solution due to:
a.- Twinax is a start topology, how would you join the twinax to a hub or switch?
b.- What about to join the twinax to the nic cards?
Yes of course you can buy adaptors, but you can buy unshilded upt cable at 0,5 u$S/meter.
It will be more expensive to buy adaptors, transformes, availables 110v , etc
Change the cable!!

good luck

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